Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D. LPC
Director, Children and Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health
Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D., LPC, has more than 18 years of clinical and administrative experience in community-based mental health. She joined the National Council in May 2016 after working at the Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health as the director of mental health planning and policy.
While at Georgetown she helped develop training regarding trauma-informed systems, especially for people with co-occurring developmental and behavioral health disorders. Prior to working at Georgetown, Dr. Henderson-Smith worked at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities in numerous roles, most recently as the director of the Office of Children, Young Adults and Families, where she spearheaded implementation of high fidelity wraparound, care management services and mobile crisis services throughout the state, and worked with other state agencies to strengthen the service systems for vulnerable populations.
As a trauma-survivor, she brings a distinct perspective and knowledge base to mental health and addiction disorders services and is passionate about helping organizations and systems move toward becoming trauma-informed.
Focus Areas: Children’s Behavioral Health; Crisis Behavioral Health; Trauma-informed Care; Trauma-informed Systems; Trauma-informed Communities; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Staff Wellness; Organizational Culture Change, Military Children and Families; Continuous Quality Improvement
Linda's Consulting & Training Services
Trauma-informed Services Consultants:
- Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D. LPC
- Laura Leone, DSW
- Pam Pietruszewski, MA
- Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT
- Cheryl S. Sharp, MSW, ALWF
- Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW
- Pamela Black, MA